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The order prohibits any government agency from issuing vaccination records and prevents companies from requesting such documents.
DeSantis cited freedom and privacy concerns as the main drivers behind the measure, arguing that the introduction and enforcement of vaccination records “would create two classes of citizens based on vaccinations”.
The mandate notes that many Floridians have not yet had a chance to get a vaccine, while some may have infection-acquired immunity and other people may not be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine for health, religious, or other reasons to obtain.
“Individual COVID-19 vaccination protocols are private health information and should not be passed on by a mandate,” said DeSantis’ Executive Order.
DeSantis announced earlier this week that it would not endorse vaccination records.
“It is not completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to require you to provide proof of vaccination just to be able to participate in normal society,” he said Monday during a press conference.
The Florida governor tweeted Friday that Florida lawmakers are “working to make these protections permanent for Floridians,” and that he looks forward to putting them into law soon.
There have been major privacy concerns around vaccination records, especially when a central computerized system is in place to prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union, advocated an open-source decentralized system in an article this week to ensure people know how and where their data is being used.
“Is there a report every time you provide proof of eligibility?” Asked Stanley. “Every time someone asks if you got a vaccine? Is it reporting to a government agency? That would be very bad too. “
The Biden government has worked with nonprofits and technology firms to develop a set of standards that people can use to prove they received the vaccine, according to at least two government officials.
However, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said there would be no federal mandate on Monday that would require every American to be given a vaccine card.
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